Putnam City North Football Feature – Presented by Eskridge Honda

PUTNAM CITY NORTH PANTHERS  

Coach: RYAN LAVERTY   

Schedule:
9-6 – vs. Putnam City 

9-13 – at Putnam City West 

9-20 – at Choctaw 

9-27 – vs. Edmond North 

10-4 – at Southmoore 

10-11 – vs. Union 

10-17 – vs. Norman North 

10-25 – at Moore 

11-1 – vs. Mustang 

11-8 – at Owasso 

Last 6 Years:
2018 – 8-3

2017 – 3-7 

2016 – 1-9

2015 – 2-8 

2014 – 4-6 

2013 – 4-6

Quick Hits:

The Panthers have improved drastically on offense since the arrival of Ryan Laverty as head coach. After averaging 9.3 points per game in 2016, the Panthers improved to 20.1 in 2017 and 27.3 in 2018.

Wide reciever Angelo Bell scored four touchdowns on five catches for 182 yards in a 46-21 win over Choctaw. 

Putnam North’s record of 8-3 was the best since finishing with that same exact mark in 2007. 

OFFENSE 

Head coach Ryan Laverty and the Putnam City North Panthers are playing to win this season. With nine returning starters back on offense, the Panthers have the pieces in place to be productive. Aaron Norment (5-10, 215, Sr.) returns at quarterback, where he completed 160 passes for 2,201 yards and 21 touchdowns last season. He also added 255 yards rushing and four scores. Angelo Bell (6-3, 190, Sr.) will start at wide receiver, where he had 40 receptions for 817 yards and 13 touchdowns. Bell is a big-time player with game-breaking skills. Tyce Mythen (5-8, 165, Jr.) is in the slot, where his ability to run a crisp route is key. Keilan Scott (5-10, 175, Sr.) will handle the running duties again this season. Last year he rushed for 511 yards on 124 carries. The offensive line features Jayston King (6-4, 310, Sr.) and Donovan Forest (6-1, 300, Sr.), who are two salty linemen with next-level talent. King graded out last season at 84 percent. 

DEFENSE 

The defense for the Panthers is a physical style with an aggressive approach to getting to the quarterback. Zach Dortch (6-2, 215, Sr.) is an outside linebacker the Panthers are excited to turn loose this season. Dortch has offers from Army and Memphis and could see more roll in as the season gets underway. DJ Flowers (6-0, 250, Sr.) had 40 tackles and four sacks last year at his defensive end spot. He also had nine QB hurries. Jaramiah Harrison (5-10, 175, Sr.) had five interceptions and 25 tackles a year ago and will shore up the secondary. Hunter Birmingham (6-1, 225, Jr.) joins Dorth at linebacker. Last year Birmingham had 67 tackles and five quarterback hurries. David Bruce (6-0, 240, Jr.) is another defensive end that the Panthers need to have another great season. In 2018, Bruce accounted for 44 tackles, four sacks and eight quarterback hurries. “I’m excited to see what’s in store for my Panthers as we expect to build off of our 8-3 season and make another run to the playoffs,” Laverty said.